Jennifer Lawrence joined activist Gloria Steinem at the premiere of Woman in New York City Wednesday night.

‘Woman’ Premiere

Lawrence turned out to support Steinem’s new Viceland series Woman, which will feature female journalists telling stories about women around the world. Also there to support Steinem’s latest project was Lawrence’s frequent collaborator David O. Russell. High-profile feminists Meryl Streep, Mariska Hargitay, Alia Shawkat and Jill Abrams turned out for the premiere as well.

“I’ve traveled the world as a writer and an activist my entire life,” Steinem says, introducing the show in the trailer. “And I can tell you that by confronting the problems once marginalized as women’s issues we can tackle the greatest dangers of the 21st century. Behind every major crisis there’s an unseen factor at play, a story you’ve never been told. The greatest indicator of the world’s stability, wealth, and safety is the status of women.”


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There’s Woman, and underneath it says the tagline: “Be a Witness.” For me, this has offered the opportunity of communicating what it’s like to walk around on the ground and ask questions, because that’s what these women correspondents are doing,” Steinem explained to The Daily Beast about the project’s title. “They’re not pre-determined documentaries. Those are valuable, too, but this is the closest I’ve ever seen to being there yourself. It’s that ability to witness what’s going on that allows you to empathize and act.”

Woman will premiere on the Viceland channel on May 10.

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